Login or Join Now

Upload your photos, chat, win prizes and much more

Username:
Password:
Remember Me

Can't Access your Account?

New to ePHOTOzine? Join ePHOTOzine for free!

The Player

Join Now

Join ePHOTOzine, the friendliest photography community.

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more for free!

New PortraitPro 12 SALE + 10% OFF code EPZROS814
Add Comment

working on my sport/action shots,
it's nice to shoot things either then hockey once in a while.
anyway's this is my younger cousin playing one of his season games.

Camera:Canon EOS 600D
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:The Player
Username:alexandral alexandral
Uploaded:17 Oct 2012 - 12:20 AM
Tags:General, Portraits / people, Sports / action
VS Mode Rating 95 (38.46% won)
These stats show the percentage of wins and the rating score that your photo has achieved. You can go to the VS Mode by clicking on this icon.

Signup to e2

Signup to e2 to see which photo this has won or lost against in the vs mode
Votes:Voting Disabled
Critque wantedCritique Wanted
Has Modifications Modifications Welcome (Upload a Modification)
JuniorJunior Member
Awards have been disabled on this photo

Comments

This photo is here for critique. Please only comment constructively and with suggestions on how to improve it.
Sooty_1
Sooty_1 Critique Team 41201 forum posts United Kingdom198 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2012 - 12:56 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Good effort to isolate the subject. It is underexposed though...his shirt appears blue-grey, whereas I'm guessing it should be white? If you address this and lighten it, the colour balance will come back as well (very blue ATM).

Then all you need to do is trim the edges left, right and top and get rid of the intrusions (half bodies and roofline with the white blob).

Nick

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10843 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2833 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2012 - 3:27 AM

Ive uploaded a mod as Nick suggested. If you are familiar with Photoshop, heres a link about how to do it:

http://www.dpchallenge.com/tutorial.php?TUTORIAL_ID=24


Scroll up the page to the Modifications tab.


Its a nice shot, - like the way hes looking one way and walking the other.


regards



Willie

Last Modified By banehawi at 17 Oct 2012 - 3:28 AM

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Davesumner
17 Oct 2012 - 3:35 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Hi Alexandra,

This is great attempt at picking out and isolating a player from the field but the image has several issues as mentioned by Nick above. There is an definately an overall blue cast to the image and this is probably due to the white balance not being correct. Also the image is underexposed and the image is a little flat (lacks contrast) Compositionally the subject is looking out of the image which is sort of a no no so a bit more space around them would be better so you can get them on the right hand third and looking into the image. The two people in the background and the boundary fence are also causing some distractions and probably shouldn't be there. One other thing is the top of the building right at the top of the image, this causes a distraction once you see it because it is lighter than other colours around it and attracts peoples eye to it.

I would suggest cropping in to this image and clone out the person on the left side. I have uploaded a mod where I have cropped the top and right sides off the image, altered the white balance and lightened the shadows using Adobe Camera RAW. I then opened up into Photoshop CS5 and cloned out the fence and person in the bottom left. I then added some canvas and created more image on the left using the content aware fill. I adjusted the levels to get the whites white, added a little colour and then sharpened.

If you are unsure about any of this software, send me a personal message and I'll explain it more for you.

I hope it helps you.

DaVeS

Last Modified By Davesumner at 17 Oct 2012 - 3:36 AM

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84271 forum postsKarenFB vcard England163 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2012 - 7:13 AM

You've had some brilliant advice above, nothing I can add! Smile

You have caught your cousin well though, a little tidying up would improve the image. Smile

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

- Original Poster Comments
- Your Posts

Add a Comment

You must be a member to leave a comment

Username:
Password:
Remember me:
Un-tick this box if you want to login each time you visit.